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The Botswana tactical intelligence course non-commissioned

The Botswana tactical intelligence course non-commissioned

The Botswana tactical intelligence course non-commissioned officer class, made up of 40 students, with nine Botswana Defense Forces non-commissioned officer instructors, two U.S. military non-commissioned offic... More

While standing outside the leopard cage, Sgt. Major

While standing outside the leopard cage, Sgt. Major

While standing outside the leopard cage, Sgt. Major Kamodi, Non Commissioned Officer in charge of the Botswana Defence Force Wildlife Training Center, explains to Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk Adjutant General of th... More

Staff Sgt. Krishna K. Menon, left, a contracting officer

Staff Sgt. Krishna K. Menon, left, a contracting officer

Staff Sgt. Krishna K. Menon, left, a contracting officer with 414th Contracting Support Brigade, reviews the memorandum of agreement with Julia Motladiile, right, the senior banquet coordinator at the Gaborone ... More

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Smith, U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Smith, U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Smith, U.S. Army Africa physician assistant, inventories medical supplies with Botswana Defense Force counterparts in preparation for a medical evacuation rehearsal during the African... More

African Land Forces Summit 2019 two days away

African Land Forces Summit 2019 two days away

For Immediate Release June 22, 2019 African Land Forces Summit 2019 two days away VICENZA, Italy –Forty-two land force chiefs and representatives from across Africa, are expected to attend the seventh annual Af... More

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana Craig Cloud welcomed 41 African Land Forces chiefs

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana Craig Cloud welcomed 41 Af...

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana Craig Cloud welcomed 41 African Land Forces chiefs, along with political and military leaders and academic scholars to the seventh African Land Forces Summit in Gabor... More

Shaw Kgathi, the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security for the Republic of Botswana, welcomed 41 African land force chiefs

Shaw Kgathi, the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security for the Rep...

Shaw Kgathi, the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security for the Republic of Botswana, welcomed 41 African land force chiefs, along with political and military leaders and academic scholars to the seventh Afr... More

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, Defense Security Cooperation Agency director (Left), U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Vincent Santiago, senior enlisted advisor at the DSCA (middle), and Warrant Officer ... More

ALFS19 Takes off!

ALFS19 Takes off!

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, Defense Security Cooperation Agency director (Left), U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Vincent Santiago, senior enlisted advisor at the DSCA (middle), and Warrant Officer ... More

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, Defense Security Cooperation Agency director, speaks with the Foreign Area Officers during the African Land Forces Summit 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana, June 25, 2019

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, Defense Security Cooperation Agency director,...

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, Defense Security Cooperation Agency director, speaks with the Foreign Area Officers during the African Land Forces Summit 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana, June 25, 2019. ALFS is a four-day s... More

ALFS19 Military demonstration

ALFS19 Military demonstration

Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding general attends a military demonstration during the African Land Forces Summit 2019, Gaborone, Botswana, June 25, 2019. ALFS is a four-day seminar that b... More

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, meets with Senegal Brig. Gen. Cheikh Wade, chief of army staff, for a bi-lateral engagement during African Land Forces Summit at Gaborone Internati... More

ALFS 19 Closing Ceremony

ALFS 19 Closing Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana Craig Cloud, Maj. Gen. Molfei Seikano, Bostwana commander, and Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, walk off stage at the of African Land Fo... More

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A North Carolina Air National Guard

190710-Z-GT365-0010 A North Carolina Air National Guard

190710-Z-GT365-0010 A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 flies over the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from ... More

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Medlin, the readiness Noncommissioned

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Medlin, the readiness Noncommissioned

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Medlin, the readiness Noncommissioned officer and a saxophone player with the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band, practices before performing during a 4th of July celebration, J... More

Members of the Botswana Defense Force and U.S. Army

Members of the Botswana Defense Force and U.S. Army

Members of the Botswana Defense Force and U.S. Army and Air Guardsmen participate in the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 11, 2019. More than 170 Army... More

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, shovels dirt from around water and sewer pipes, in preparation for replacing a sewer line at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana ... More

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group demonstrates how to properly hold a pistol to a group of Botswana Defense Force Commandos before firing the weapo... More

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band play traditional and popular music together for an audience of U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, and service... More

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National Guard’s Security Forces Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing teaches a class about securing an aircraft crash site to Soldiers with the Alabama National Guard’s ... More

Private 1st Class Devin Pittman, with the Alabama National

Private 1st Class Devin Pittman, with the Alabama National

Private 1st Class Devin Pittman, with the Alabama National Guard’s 214th Military Police Company, is searched by a service member with the Botswana Defense Force during a personnel search class at Thebephatshwa... More

Botswana Defense Force service members perform vehicle

Botswana Defense Force service members perform vehicle

Botswana Defense Force service members perform vehicle and personnel searches while protecting an entry control point during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exerc... More

Service members with the Botswana Defense Force secure

Service members with the Botswana Defense Force secure

Service members with the Botswana Defense Force secure the area around an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 17, 2019. The exercise was part of a two day culminati... More

Non-commissioned officers of the Botswana tactical

Non-commissioned officers of the Botswana tactical

Non-commissioned officers of the Botswana tactical intelligence course conduct practical sketching exercises for the Botswana Defence Force outside the Joint Technical School classroom at Sir Seretse Khama Barr... More

Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk, Adjutant General of the NC

Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk, Adjutant General of the NC

Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk, Adjutant General of the NC National Guard makes a point during the Intelligence Operations Seminar held at the Botswana Defence Force Headquarters on Nov. 15. Lusk along with Maj. Gen.... More

North Carolina state Senior Enlisted Leader Army Command

North Carolina state Senior Enlisted Leader Army Command

North Carolina state Senior Enlisted Leader Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Swart talks with a Botswana Defence Force soldier in a recent visit Swart made during a State Partnership Program (SPP) engagement in the ... More

Maj. Teremuura Shamel, the U.S. Army Africa African

Maj. Teremuura Shamel, the U.S. Army Africa African

Maj. Teremuura Shamel, the U.S. Army Africa African Land Forces Summit lead planner, and Lt. Col. BC Phejana, the Botswana Ground Forces Command ALFS lead planner, brief the Botswana GFC commander Oct. 26, 2018... More

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Smith, U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Smith, U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Smith, U.S. Army Africa physician assistant, inventories medical supplies with Botswana Defense Force counterparts in preparation for a medical evacuation rehearsal during the African... More

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier (left), U.S. Army

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier (left), U.S. Army

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier (left), U.S. Army Africa commanding general, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James C. Vechery (center), U.S. Africa Command deputy to the commander for military operations, meet with ... More

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Grant, a saxophone player with

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Grant, a saxophone player with

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Grant, a saxophone player with the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band, practices before performing during a 4th of July celebration, July 10, 2019 at the home of Craig L. Clou... More

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 flies over

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 flies over

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 flies over the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alab... More

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, shovels dirt from around water and sewer pipes in preparation for replacing a sewer line at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana o... More

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force perform at

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force perform at

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force perform at the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 11, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Ca... More

Soldiers with the Alabama National Guard’s 214th Military

Soldiers with the Alabama National Guard’s 214th Military

Soldiers with the Alabama National Guard’s 214th Military Police Company and Botswana Defense Force service members attend a class about securing an aircraft crash site at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on ... More

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band play traditional and popular music together for an audience of U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, and service... More

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group demonstrates how to properly hold and lower an M-4 rifle and switch to a pistol to a group of Botswana Defense Fo... More

Lt. Col. David Perrone, a Staff Judge Advocate with

Lt. Col. David Perrone, a Staff Judge Advocate with

Lt. Col. David Perrone, a Staff Judge Advocate with the North Carolina National Guard’s 145th Airlift Wing teaches a class about evidence collection at a crime scene to a group of Botswana Defense Force service... More

Botswana Defense Force service members perform vehicle

Botswana Defense Force service members perform vehicle

Botswana Defense Force service members perform vehicle and personnel searches while protecting an entry control point during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exerc... More

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard work together to put out a fire and rescue victims from an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Bot... More

Officers of the Botswana tactical intelligence course

Officers of the Botswana tactical intelligence course

Officers of the Botswana tactical intelligence course cover an analytical tools lesson taught by Botswana Defense Force instructors. Randy Bretzin (far left), Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility instr... More

Southern Botswana- Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk, Adjutant

Southern Botswana- Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk, Adjutant

Southern Botswana- Maj. Gen. (NC) Greg Lusk, Adjutant General of the NCNG discusses importance of border operations with a Botswana Defence Force officer on Botswana’s southern border. Lusk along with Maj. Gen.... More

Adjutant General of North Carolina Army Maj. Gen. Greg

Adjutant General of North Carolina Army Maj. Gen. Greg

Adjutant General of North Carolina Army Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk congratulates a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldier for a job well done in a recent visit Lusk made during a State Partnership Program (SPP) engageme... More

Lead planners from U.S. Army Africa and the Botswana

Lead planners from U.S. Army Africa and the Botswana

Lead planners from U.S. Army Africa and the Botswana Ground Forces take a group photo in front of the Botswana GFC headquarters Oct. 26, 2018, to signify the conclusion of the first planning event for the 2019 ... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Salfo Konkobo, and Spc. Branden Brown,

U.S. Army Sgt. Salfo Konkobo, and Spc. Branden Brown,

U.S. Army Sgt. Salfo Konkobo, and Spc. Branden Brown, both combat medics assigned to Headquarters Support Company, U.S. Army Africa, straps down a Botswana Defense Force counterpart during a medical evacuation ... More

U.S. service member meets with Chief of the Somlia

U.S. service member meets with Chief of the Somlia

U.S. service member meets with Chief of the Somlia Army for a bi-lateral engagement during African Land Forces Summit at Gaborone International Convention Center, Gaborone, Botswana, June 27, 2019. ALFS is a fo... More

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 prepares to

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 prepares to

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 prepares to land on the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carol... More

Spc. William Belton, a saxophone player with the North

Spc. William Belton, a saxophone player with the North

Spc. William Belton, a saxophone player with the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band, practices before performing during a 4th of July celebration, July 10, 2019 at the home of Craig L. Cloud, the U... More

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s

Spc. Adam Bates, with the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, shovels dirt from around water and sewer pipes while his Botswana Defense Force counterpart advises, in preparation for replacin... More

Members of Botswana Defense Force stand in formation

Members of Botswana Defense Force stand in formation

Members of Botswana Defense Force stand in formation during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 11, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from N... More

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural celebration with U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 13, 2019. In addition to the dance, musicians from both ... More

Tech. Sgt. Craig Jones, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Craig Jones, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Craig Jones, with the Alabama Air National Guard’s Security Forces Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, teaches a class about securing an aircraft crash site to Soldiers with the Alabama National Guard’s 21... More

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group demonstrates how to properly hold and lower an M-4 rifle and switch to a pistol to a group of Botswana Defense Fo... More

Air Force Col. Greg Hawkesworth, the North Carolina

Air Force Col. Greg Hawkesworth, the North Carolina

Air Force Col. Greg Hawkesworth, the North Carolina National Guard’s 145th Medical Group Commander, left, and Senior Airman Amy Amakihe, with the New Jersey National Guard’s 108th Medical Group, work with Botsw... More

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard work together to rescue simulated car crash victims and put out a fire during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in ... More

Botswana Defense Force service members close their

Botswana Defense Force service members close their

Botswana Defense Force service members close their gate to protect themselves against a simulated mob of angry citizens during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exe... More

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard work together to put out a fire and rescue victims from an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Bot... More

A medical team consisting of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned

A medical team consisting of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned

A medical team consisting of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Support Company, U.S. Army Africa; 773rd Civil Support Team; and the Botswana Defense Force carry a stretcher to the landing zone during ... More

Maj. Gen Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army commanding general,

Maj. Gen Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army commanding general,

Maj. Gen Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army commanding general, poses with Senegal Brig. Gen. Cheikh Wade, chief of army staff, before a bi-lateral engagement during African Land Forces Summit at Gaborone International ... More

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 prepares to

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 prepares to

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 prepares to land on the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carol... More

Staff Sgt. Bradley Sprinkle, a saxophone player with

Staff Sgt. Bradley Sprinkle, a saxophone player with

Staff Sgt. Bradley Sprinkle, a saxophone player with the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band, practices before performing during a 4th of July celebration, July 10, 2019 at the home of Craig L. Clou... More

Army and Air National Guardsmen from North Carolina,

Army and Air National Guardsmen from North Carolina,

Army and Air National Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey stand in formation during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 11, 2019. M... More

Sgt. Matthew Dofflemyer, with the North Carolina National

Sgt. Matthew Dofflemyer, with the North Carolina National

Sgt. Matthew Dofflemyer, with the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, breaks apart rocks with a jackhammer shovels dirt from around water and sewer pipes while his Botswana Defense Force cou... More

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group shares tips for holding a pistol to a to a Botswana Defense Force Commandos before firing the pistols at Thebepha... More

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National Guard’s Security Forces Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, explains a training scenario to a group of Botswana Defense Force service members while teaching a ... More

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural celebration with U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 13, 2019. In addition to the dance, musicians from both ... More

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields to protect themselves against a simulated mob of angry citizens during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exe... More

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard work together to rescue simulated car crash victims and put out a fire during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in ... More

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard work together to put out a fire and rescue victims from an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Bot... More

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarter Support

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarter Support

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarter Support Company, U.S. Army Africa; 773rd Civil Support Team; and the Botswana Defense Force discuss medical evacuation procedures during a MEDEVAC rehearsal at the Afr... More

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, poses with Somlia Maj;. Gen. Dahir Elmi, chief of Somlia army, before a bi-lateral engagement during African Land Force Summit at Gaborone Internat... More

The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s

The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s

The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s Saxophone Quartet plays the National Anthem at a 4th of July celebration, July 10, 2019 at the home of Craig L. Cloud, the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, in G... More

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 touches down

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 touches down

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 touches down on the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina,... More

A member of the Botswana Defense Force repairs a broken

A member of the Botswana Defense Force repairs a broken

A member of the Botswana Defense Force repairs a broken water line during a project to replace a sewer line with North Carolina National Guard Soldiers in the 882nd Engineer Company, at Thebephatshwa Air Base i... More

Leaders with the Botswanan Defense Force and the North

Leaders with the Botswanan Defense Force and the North

Leaders with the Botswanan Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard salute during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 11, 2019. More than ... More

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural

Dancers perform a traditional dance during a cultural celebration with U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 13, 2019. In addition to the dance, musicians from both ... More

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company,

A North Carolina National Guard Soldier with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group observes Botswana Defense Force Commandos on the firing line before firing pistols at Thebephatshwa Air Base in B... More

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National Guard’s Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, yells as part of a demonstration while teaching a class about securing an aircraft crash site to Alabama Army Natio... More

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the

Firefighters with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard work together to rescue simulated car crash victims and put out a fire during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in ... More

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields to protect themselves against a simulated mob of angry citizens during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exe... More

Botswana Defense Force Commandos approach an airplane

Botswana Defense Force Commandos approach an airplane

Botswana Defense Force Commandos approach an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 17, 2019. The exercise was part of a two-day culminating event that included a simu... More

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters Support

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters Support

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters Support Company, U.S. Army Africa; and the 773rd Civil Support Team secure a patient onto a litter during a medical evacuation rehearsal at the African Land Force... More

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 touches down

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 touches down

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 touches down on the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina,... More

The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s

The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s

The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s Saxophone Quartet, plays the National Anthem at a 4th of July celebration, July 10, 2019 at the home of Craig L. CLoud, the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, in ... More

Botswanan Defense Force Chaplain, Lt. Col. Nigel Mokubung

Botswanan Defense Force Chaplain, Lt. Col. Nigel Mokubung

Botswanan Defense Force Chaplain, Lt. Col. Nigel Mokubung gives a benediction during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 11, 2019. More than 170 Army... More

Botswana Defense Force service members repair a broken

Botswana Defense Force service members repair a broken

Botswana Defense Force service members repair a broken water line during a project to replace a sewer line with North Carolina National Guard Soldiers in the 882nd Engineer Company, at Thebephatshwa Air Base in... More

Botswana Defense Force Commandos fire pistols on a

Botswana Defense Force Commandos fire pistols on a

Botswana Defense Force Commandos fire pistols on a firing range at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 13, 2019 after training on weapon holding techniques with North Carolina National Guard Special Forc... More

U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, and Botswana

U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, and Botswana

U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, and Botswana Defense Force service members dance and cheer to music performed by musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Arm... More

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National Guard’s Security Forces Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, points to the location of a simulated plane crash while teaching a class about securing an aircraft... More

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields to protect themselves against a simulated mob of angry citizens during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exe... More

Botswana Defense Force Commandos remove hostages and

Botswana Defense Force Commandos remove hostages and

Botswana Defense Force Commandos remove hostages and hijackers from an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 17, 2019. The exercise was part of a two-day culminating ... More

A medical team consisting of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned

A medical team consisting of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned

A medical team consisting of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Support Company, U.S. Army Africa; 773rd Civil Support Team; and the Botswana Defense Force carry the stretcher to the landing zone durin... More

The handwritten sheet music for Take Me Out to the

The handwritten sheet music for Take Me Out to the

The handwritten sheet music for Take Me Out to the Ball Game sits on a music stand belonging to the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s Saxophone Quartet during a sports themed 4th of July celebra... More

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 taxis down

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 taxis down

A North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 taxis down the runway at the Botswana Defense Force’s Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 10, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alab... More

Brigadier Modomi M. Ntelamo the Director of Strategic

Brigadier Modomi M. Ntelamo the Director of Strategic

Brigadier Modomi M. Ntelamo the Director of Strategic Commitments with the Botswana Defense Force addresses the crowd during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botsw... More

Botswana Defense Force service members repair a broken

Botswana Defense Force service members repair a broken

Botswana Defense Force service members repair a broken water line during a project to replace a sewer line with North Carolina National Guard Soldiers in the 882nd Engineer Company, at Thebephatshwa Air Base in... More

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North

Musicians with the Botswana Defense Force and the North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band play traditional and popular music together for an audience of U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, and service... More

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National

Tech. Sgt. Caitlyn Walker, with the Alabama Air National Guard’s Security Forces Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, explains a training scenario to a group of Botswana Defense Force service members while teaching a ... More

A Botswana Defense Force Commando fires pistol on a

A Botswana Defense Force Commando fires pistol on a

A Botswana Defense Force Commando fires pistol on a firing range at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 13, 2019 after training on weapon holding techniques with North Carolina National Guard Special For... More

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields

Botswana Defense Force service members use riot shields to protect themselves against a simulated mob of angry citizens during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 16, 2019. The exe... More

Botswana Defense Force Commandos remove hostages and

Botswana Defense Force Commandos remove hostages and

Botswana Defense Force Commandos remove hostages and hijackers from an airplane during a training exercise at Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana on July 17, 2019. The exercise was part of a two-day culminating ... More

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